Removal & Installation
Disengage caulk (-A-) and remove drive shaft nut (1) and washer.
- Hoist vehicle.
- Remove wheel.
- Drain transaxle oil.
- Remove tie rod end split pin (1) and castle nut (2).
Disconnect tie rod end (3) from steering knuckle (4) by using special tool 09913-65210.
Using plastic hammer (2), drive out drive shaft joint (1) so as to release snap ring fitting of joint spline at center shaft.
Disconnect front suspension control arm ball stud (1) from steering knuckle (2) after removing ball stud bolt (3) and nut.
Remove drive shaft assembly.
CAUTIONTo prevent damage of boots, be careful not to contact them with other parts when removing the drive shaft assembly.
Remove center shaft support bolts (3) and remove center shaft support (2) with center shaft (1) from differential side gear shaft (if equipped).
To avoid excessive expansion of boot and consequential disconnection of joint in boot, do not pull differential side joint housing.
Prevent any damage of boots by protecting them from unnecessary contact while installing drive shaft.
Do not hit boot with hammer. Inserting joint only by hand is allowed.
Make sure that drive shaft assembly is inserted fully and its snap ring is installed in its correct position.
Do not damage oil seal when installing and removing center shaft.
Install drive shaft assembly by reversing removal procedure noting the following points.
Tighten each bolt and nut to the specified torque.
Transaxle oil filler/level and drain plug -a- (for M/T vehicle) 15.5 ft. lbs. (21 Nm)
- Apply sealant -a- 99000-31260 to drain plug (1) and filler / level plug (2) for manual transaxle.
- Fill transaxle with oil.
- Tighten each bolt and nut to the specified torque.